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Washington-Pittsburgh game pushed back to Monday

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The Washington Football Team's Week 13 clash with the Steelers will be moved from Sunday afternoon to Monday at 5 p.m., as Pittsburgh's Week 12 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens has been postponed a third time, the NFL announced Monday. 

Ravens-Steelers is now scheduled for Wednesday. It was originally supposed to take place on Thanksgiving evening but was postponed to this past Sunday after a COVID-19 outbreak within Baltimore's organization. The Ravens have added 23 players to the reserve/COVID-19 list over the past eight days.

The spread of the virus in the Ravens' organization led to another postponement of the AFC North rivalry to Tuesday, and now a third one.

Washington-Pittsburgh was originally scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. The Ravens are also scheduled to play Monday now, against Dallas, along with the originally scheduled Monday Night Football matchup of Bills-49ers.

As a result of the postponement, Washington will have one less day to prepare for its game with San Francisco. That one is set to take place at State Farm Stadium in Arizona -- not the 49ers' home in Santa Clara -- on Dec. 13 after county officials temporarily prohibited both college and professional contact sports for three weeks due to the continuing rise of COVID-19 cases in the Bay Area.